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5 of our Favorite Very Merry Personalized Gift Ideas

12 Nov

It’s definitely gift season, that time of year when you carefully pick something you think will be enjoyed. We have called out 5 of our favorite personalized gift ideas that are items you might not have considered in the past.

Personalized Post-It Notes

1. Personalized Post-it® Notes. One of our favorite gift ideas. We mean, really…who gets these for themselves? But what a useful gift they will enjoy all year long! Perfect for little notes, messages and reminders for offices and homes. They are simply wonderful.

Cutting Boards2. Personalized Cutting Boards. Whether you select a glass or wood board, this is a really fun gift idea. The glass boards have great designs that can brighten up a kitchen and the wood ones are gorgeous and you can add a stand so it can become a room accent as well.
Personalized Barware3. Personalized Barware. We love giving a beautiful set of monogrammed wine glasses, high balls, micro brews or double old fashioned as a special holiday gift or housewarming present. We use them in our own homes too. Our guests are always impressed. These quality gifts quickly become a favorite, drink after drink.
Louisville Slugger4. A personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Sports fans of all ages will be wowed by this special collectible. Anyway, who wouldn’t love the same quality bat that Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth used. With 120 years of experience, these are bats offer the best quality wood on the market and we offer them with a personalized name, just like the pros enjoy.
Personalized Stationery5. And, of course, a wonderful box of personalized stationery. Your recipient will certainly enjoy having easy access to a personal note card when they write their holiday thank yous this season and special love notes throughout the year.

Create your own list of personal favorite gifts and elevate your gift giving this season. Personalized gifts mean you took the time to pick out something especially for that someone special. It’s a great opportunity to be sure you select something not only fantastic but also something that will be well used.

Happy holidays!

Renee

Fall is a Fun Season to Snap the Perfect Photo

1 Oct

Photo Holiday CardsFall is a great time of year for photo taking.  The colors of the season brings many opportunities for perfect pictures for your custom holiday cards!

When you are considering what sort of images are good to use on your holiday card, think out of the box.  There are those fun days where pictures are a natural, such as a family walk on the beach on a cool fall day in white sweaters, standing in front of a red barn (a really fun background), or a visit to a stable to ride horses!

If you are apple picking, taking a hayride, or buying a Halloween pumpkin, remember to capture the moment.! The colors of the fall makes for great photo backgrounds. From trees turning luscious shades of autumn, backgrounds filled with mums in rich shades of oranges, yellows and reds, a walk in beautiful woods or other picturesque locations, the natural scenery of the season is ideal.

Remember to take an extra few minutes to snap the picture! Many people also take their holiday card pictures at Thanksgiving or other seasonal family occasions.  The family pictures are great for Christmas Cards and also for New Year cards.

Wherever you decide to take your pictures, just have fun!  And, remember to take both vertical and horizontal pictures so you have options when selecting your photo cards.

Enjoy the season!

Warmest wishes,

Renee

Christmas Cards with Summer Pictures

30 Jul

Summer Holiday CardsAre you a planner?  I’ve been accused of being a big planner.   I think that’s a good thing.  Why wait until the last minute when there might not be enough time to get all your details together.

For me, summer is a great time to take a beautiful family picture on vacation, at the beach, at a family picnic, or by the pretty flowers in your garden.  These are the sort of pictures that can really be a feel good shot when received at holiday time on a Christmas Card or Hanukkah Card.  Remembering a great summertime celebration and seeing all the kids in their cute summer clothes is a breath of fresh air on a snowy day!

This is a great time to gather all those nice pictures and consider which holiday card fits your style.  There are many to pick from and you will love the options.  Perhaps you’ll like a card with foil accents, a die cut card in a great medallion shape, a traditional card such as a border card from Crane & Co. or a whimsical design that suits your fancy.

Another really great benefit for ordering months ahead is that you have a long time to work on the addressing of the envelopes.  There is no rush at a time of year when you have a lot of fall activities and winter parties.  It’s a surprise how pleasant it can be to address envelopes when you are not under any deadline!

So enjoy and plan ahead this year!

Best wishes,

Renee